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Abbey Sands Hotel

3-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Princess Theatre

  • Free English breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
From
€110

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Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HG, England, United Kingdom
8.2.Very Good.
  • Had fantastic stay at hotel the accommodation the staff breakfast 100 persent thank you

    Nov 26, 2021

  • Had a very good stay, clean and tidy. The only thing was the hairdryer wasnt so good, it…

    Nov 16, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Convenient
Walkable
Dining options
Safe
Quiet
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 46 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 1 indoor pool and 1 outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • In Torquay City Centre
  • Princess Theatre - 6 min walk
  • Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens - 35 min walk
  • Paignton Beach - 39 min walk
  • Babbacombe Beach - 41 min walk
  • Riviera International Conference Centre - 6 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Executive Twin Room (Inland)
  • Executive Double Room (Inland)
  • Standard Double Room (Inland)
  • Standard Inland Family Room
  • Standard Twin Room (Inland)
  • Superior Double Room (Inland)
  • Superior Inland Family Room
  • Standard Two Bedroom Family Room (Inland)
  • Compact Double Room
  • Compact Twin Room
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Torquay City Centre
  • Princess Theatre - 6 min walk
  • Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens - 35 min walk
  • Paignton Beach - 39 min walk
  • Babbacombe Beach - 41 min walk
  • Riviera International Conference Centre - 6 min walk
  • Goodrington Sands Beach - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Paignton Zoo - 3.8 mi / 6.2 km
  • Royal Naval College - 10.5 mi / 16.8 km
  • Dartmoor National Park - 11.8 mi / 19 km

Getting around

  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Torquay Station - 9 min walk
  • Torre Station - 18 min walk
  • Paignton Station - 6 min drive
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Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HG, England, United Kingdom

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 46 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Specific rooms only*
  • 2 per room

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Uncovered onsite self parking (GBP 10 per day)
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 1
  • Conference space

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV

Stay connected

  • Desk

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Abbey Sands - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Playground on site

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Fees & policies

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 25.0 per night

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation to request a pet-friendly room

ParkingPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Uncovered self parking costs GBP 10 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Grosvenor Hotel Torquay
  • John Burton-Race Torquay
  • John Burton Race Restaurant with Rooms
  • Abbey Sands Hotel Torquay
  • Abbey Sands Torquay
  • Abbey Sands
  • John Burton Race Hotel Restaurant
  • Abbey Sands Hotel Hotel
  • Abbey Sands Hotel Torquay
  • Abbey Sands Hotel Hotel Torquay
  • Grosvenor Torquay
  • Grosvenor Hotel
  • John Burton-Race Restaurant Rooms Hotel Torquay
  • John Burton-Race Restaurant Rooms Hotel
  • John Burton-Race Restaurant Rooms Torquay
  • John Burton-Race Restaurant Rooms
  • John Burton-Race Hotel Torquay
  • John Burton-Race Hotel

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FAQs

  • Yes, Abbey Sands Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs GBP 10 per day.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of GBP 15.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Abbey Sands offers alfresco dining, local and international cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Bull & Bush (8-min walk), Ocean Drive (8-min walk), and Cobleys (9-min walk).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and hiking, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Relax in the spa tub and take invigorating swims in the indoor and outdoor pools. Abbey Sands Hotel also has a fitness center and a garden.
8.2.Very Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff were so friendly and very helpful. Had a great stay. Staff couldn’t do enough for you.

    Diana, 2 night trip, Nov 13, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel, old school

    Fab hotel, amazing staff throughout and service was second to none. Building it tired but it’s clear that but by bit it is being done up. It’s very clean, smells lovely and super comfy beds. Breakfast was good, hot and plenty to go round. Only criticism is that the mis matched furniture in the bedrooms let’s it down. The bedding was lovely? The bathroom on our room 307 was immaculate. And plenty of tea and coffee in the room.

    Lisa, 1 night family trip, Nov 13, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Comfort and style

    Traditional style hotel full of comfort and style. Bedroom (small suite) was amazing, soft bed, nice sofa and a fully loaded bathroom. Very quiet this time so got a great rate. Nevertheless the dining staff turned out a really good quality meal. Didnt try the pool this time.

    Terence, 1 night trip, Nov 6, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Warm friendly hotel

    Was a very good short stay. Very clean and very friendly could not have wished for better

    K W, 2 night family trip, Oct 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Really enjoyable four day break, excellent service made to feel very welcome from the point of checking in. A special mention and thanks to Elaine and the catering manager, will be returning in the new year.

    Raymond, 4 night trip, Oct 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely staff, very welcoming and attentive.

    1 night trip, Oct 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Will be back

    Staff was very helpful and friendly. Will be going back Hotel clean and welcoming

    Sarah, 1 night trip, Oct 13, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Room we received was filthy. Service during breakfast and food was good.

    Nicole, 1 night romance trip, Aug 29, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Location location location

    My husband and I spent 5 days in Torquay and really enjoyed our time at Abbey Sands. Room we stayed in ​had a slightly musty smell (most likely due to old carpets etc) it was however cleaned regularly and had a comfortable bed. What made our stay special were definitely the staff members. Despite early arrival we were greeted and assisted by friendly reception staff; an excellent waiting staff made our breakfast and evening drinks feel very relaxing. Limited free parking at the back and pre-booked paid parking at the front as per clear information on the website. In general we've had a very pleasant stay.

    Dominika, 5 night trip, Aug 24, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Renovation desperately required

    Very old and tired, absolutely needs renovation. Indoor swimming pool is awful and the outside pool was freezing as boiler had broken (probably years earlier!) The staff, however, were really lovely and helpful and the evening meals were very good.

    Annette, 2 night family trip, Aug 23, 2021

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